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        Gefangene Vögel. Ein Hand- und Lehrbuch für Liebhaber und Pfleger einheimischer und fremdländischer Käfigvögel. Erster Teil, erster & zweiter Band (all published).

      Leipzig & Heidelberg, C.F. Winter, 1872-1876. Royal-8vo (260 x 170 mm). pp. viiii, 626, (2); pp. 827, with 4 (1 coloured) plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines. First and only edition. The first volume concerns: 'Pfleger und Pfleglinge, Sittiche und Körnerfresser' the second volume 'Weichfresser'. A rare work by this famous German ornithologist. 'Ostensibly a treatise on cage-birds, but in reality including most of the known species of the groups treated. The various species, 1960 in number, are briefly described or characterized and their distribution given, with a general account of each group and sometimes of the individual forms' (Zimmer p. 89).

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        RUSSKAYA ISTORICHESKAYA BIBLIOTEKA IZDAVAEMAYA ARKHEOGRAFICHESKOJO KOMMISSIEJO. Vol. 1.

      St. Peterburg, 1872 - Folio, 846 pp (double column pagination). Cont. paper wrappers, front wrapper torn. Internally fine, uncut. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Dramatic Works of Susanna Centlivre. With a New Account of her Life. In Three volumes

      John Pearson, London 1872 - Three volumes. London: John Pearson, 1872. xii,376;[ii],380;[ii],372pp. Portrait. §A type-facsimile of the 1761 edition. Neatly rebound in red half-calf, gilt lettering and decoration, patterned paper boards, all edges gilt: apparently a European binding. One word of title mis-spelled on each spine. A fine, bright set.(**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America ... with Biographies. by Evert A. Duyckinck ... Illustrated with Highly Finished Steel Engravings from Original Portraits by the Most Celebrated Artists ... - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York, Johnson, Fry And Company, [C1872-74], 1872, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. Ports. 29 cm. Subjects: Biography. Portraits. United States and Europe. Notes: Added t. -p. , engraved. Vol. 2 published by Johnson, Wilson and company. Published in parts.

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        Fathers and Sons

      Henry Holt and Company 1872 - New York: Henry Holt & Company Publishers, 1872. 248 p with ads in red on endpapers and paste downs. First American edition, second printing. (Dated 1872 on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. The third volume of Leypoldt and Holt's Leisure Hour Series in 1867. After the publisher changed its name to Holt, the book was reprinted. Precedes all other English translations. See Line, Ettlinger and Gladstone's Bibliography of Russian Literature.) Good condition hardcover. Clean pages. Not an ex-library copy! Former owner's name stamped on front paste down. Front end paper has a few closed tears near the hinge which has been inexpertly repaired. Pencil inscription on rear endpaper about another book, which can be easily erased, dated 1883, Madras, India. Small red stain to margin of pg 183. Faint dampstain to fore edge of a few early pages. Bookseller's stamps on rear paste down. Spine slightly cocked, rubbed. Lettering on covers strong. Good condition overall. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH MOTHS. Complete in 4 Volumes.

      London ;- Bell and Daldy 1872 - An excellent partly unopened set of this classic work. 132 full-page hand-coloured plates. "THE PLATES CONTAIN NEARLY TWO THOUSAND EXQUISITELY COLOURED SPECIMENS." 4 vols. Demy 8vo. Original blind & gilt-stamped green cloth (a little rubbed/soiled) Contemporary inscription "Georgina Evelyn Munro." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque America, Or, the Land We Live in : a Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Ca?ons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country.... . ...with ... (Truncated)

      New York : D. Appleton & Co. , [1872-75], 1872, Hardback, First EditionFull Book Title: Picturesque America, Or, the Land We Live in : a Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Cañons, Valleys, Cities and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country.... . ...with Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists ; Edited by William Cullen Bryant - [Complete in 2 Volumes]Contemporary aniline calf over matching buckram boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled. Minor wear to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains an exceptional set - scans &c. On request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 2 vol. ; 4º. Subject: United States/Quebec (Province) - Description and travel - Views - (1865-1900) . Notes: Published in parts. With an additional titlepage, engraved, to each volume.

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        Das Bistum Augsburg, historisch und statistisch beschrieben. 2., 3., 4., und 6. Band in vier Büchern.

      Augsburg, Schmid (Manz). 1872/1883.. Gr.8°. [16,5 : 23 cm]. Insgesamt ca. 3 800 Seiten. Jeder Band mit einem Namenregister. Frakturdruck. Marmorierte Originalhalblederbände mit reicher Gold- und Blindprägung, marmoriertem Ganzschnitt, Lederecken und Schmuckpapiervorsätzen. (Wenige Anfangs-/Endblätter stockfleckig).- Im übrigen selten gut erhaltene, vornehme Exemplare in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen.. - Inhalt: Band 2: Landkapitel Agenwang, Aichach, Baisweil, Bayer-Mänching, Burgheim. 768/43 Seiten. Band 3: Landkapitel Dilingen, Dinkelsbühel, Donauwörth. 1276/56 Seiten. Band 4: Landkapitel Friedberg, Füssen, Höchstätt, Hohenwart. 996/44 Seiten. Band 6: Landkapitel Kaufbeuren. 679 Seiten.

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        Transaction of the Zoological Society of London: volume seven.

      London: Zoological Society of London, 1872. - Quarto,609 pp.73 handcoloured and uncoloured lithographic plates, some double page. Contemporary green half morroco, marbled endpapers, a few spots. Volume seven of the Transactions contains papers that were assembled to form part of Owen's Extinct and wingless birds . plus Murie's classic papaers on the Walrus and the Sea-lion. The papers are: 1. Murie, James. On the anatomy of the Lemuroidea. pp. 1-114, plates 1-6. 2. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part 13): containing a description of the sternum in Diornis elephantopus and D. rheides. pp. 115-122, plates 7-9. 3. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part 14): containing contributions to the craniology of the genus, with a description of the fossil cranium of Dasornis loninensis . pp. 123-1150, plates 10-16. 4. Flower, William Henry. Description of the skeleton of the Chinese White Dolphin (Delphinus sinensis, Osbeck). pp. 151-160, plates 17(large folding, linen-backed)-18. 5 Horne, Charles. Notes on the habits of some Hymenopterous insects from the north-west provinces of India. pp. 161-196, plates 19-22. 6.Finsch, Otto. On a collection of birds from north-eastern Abyssinia and the Bogos country. pp. 197-332, plates 23-23. 7. Sclater, P. L. On certain species of deer now or lately living in the Society's menagerie. pp. 333-352, plates 28-39. 8. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part 15): containing a description of the skull, femur, tibia, fibula, nd metatarsus of Aptornis defossor, Owen, from near Omaru, Middle Island, New Zealand . pp. 352-380, plates 40-44. 9. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part 13): containing notices of the internal organs of some species, with a description of the brain and some nerves and muscles of the the head of Apteryx australis. pp. 381-396, plates 45-47. 10. Peters, W. Contributions to the knowledge of Pectinator, a genus of rodent Mammalia from north-eastern Africa. pp. 397-410 plates 48-50. 11. Murie, James. Researches upon the anatomy of the Pinnipedia, part one. On the Walrus (Trichechus rosmarus Linn.). pp. 411-464 plates 51-55. 12. Murie, James. On the Dermal and Visceral Structures of the Kagu, Sun-bittern, and Boatbill. pp. 465-492 plates 56-57. 13. Cunningham, Robert O. On some points in the anatomy of the Steamer Duck (Micropterus cinereus. ) pp. 493-502 plates 58-62. 14. Murie, James. On the female generative organs, viscera, and fleshy parts of Hyena brunnea, Thunberg. pp. 503-512 plate 63. 15. Owen, Richard. On the Dodo (part two): notes on the articulated skeleton of the Dodo (Didus ineptus, Linn.) in the British Museum. pp. 513-526 plates 64-66. 16. Murie, James. Researches upon the anatomy of the Pinnipedia, part two: descriptive anatomy of the Sea-lion (Otaria jubata). pp. 527-596 plates 67-73.

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        Principles of Geology, or, the modern changes of the earth and its inhabitants, considered as illustrative of Geology

      London: John Murray, 1872.. Eleventh edition, 2 volumes, 8vo. 8 plates, including a geological map of northern Europe, this with minor wear and browning to the outer edge, later bookplate to fly leaves. Inscribed "From the Author" in a secretarial hand on the half title in volume I. Contemporary maroon half morocco, marbled sides, some light rubbing, a very good set.

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        Case of the United States, to be laid before the tribunal of arbitration : to be convened at Geneva under the provisions of the treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871

      London : Richard Bentley & Sons 1872 - Physical description: 501p. Folding map ; 25cm. Subjects: International relations - Arbitration. United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865. Alabama claims. International relations - Arbitration. Spine title: Alabama claims - case of the United States Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands worn, with panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Some foxing to prelims and title. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 501 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

      John Murray, 1872, Illustrated By: Illustrated with Photographic and Other IllustrationsSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, pp. vi, 374 pages + 6 of 7 heliotype plates, three folding (the missing plate provided in facsimile) and 21 wood engravings in the text. A rare book bound in original contemporary 3/4 black morocco leather binding. gilt ruled spine with gilt lettering in compartments. According to Freeman Murray published 7000 copies in two issues, this copy with the incorrect spelling of "that" on p. 208. Written by Darwin fast on the heels of The Descent of Man, "in part at least, as a confutation of the idea that facial muscles of expression in man were a special endowment" (Freeman). A classic work. Some wear/scuffing to covers, spine ends and corners. Pages with some age toning are clean and bright, the binding is tight and intact. The leather is smooth and supple to the touch.Note: Riwaka Library in gilt on the spine is the only Lib. mark, the cloth on the back cover is a bit wrinkled, Book

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        ARABESQUES: MONARE. DOMITIA. APOLLYONA. OMBRA

      Boston: Roberts Brothers,. 1872. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-3] 4-213 [214: blank] [215-216: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank; fly leaves precede first blank and follow page (216)], four illustrations in the text,. original chocolate-brown cloth, spine panel stamped in silver.. Small water strike on front panel, some even dust soiling to spine. panel, a very good, tight copy. Very scarce. (#20277). First edition. This book also exists in a more elaborate decorative binding, but one that is prone to bubbling of the cloth. An under- appreciated gem, richly ornamented with supernatural motifs, anticipating the revival of medievalism by William Morris. "Literary fables after the manner of the German Romantics, with a melange of Classical, Medieval and Oriental motifs, well-blended. First adventure 'Monare' probably influenced by Fouque's THE MAGIC RING; in one episode young knight slays evil de Maupre, brigand and werewolf, gathers blood in silver flagon to raise his victims from the dead. Other adventures involve witchcraft, visit to the Underworld (a la Tannhauser), magical charms, and a doppelganger." - Robert Knowlton. "Well-sustained, imaginative; among the best late 19th century fantasies." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 714. The last tale, "Ombra," involves a variation of the blood motif found in the first. A doppelganger of the hero is magically created, animated by his blood and sent out in front of the hero to draw the enemy. The doppelganger is slain but this allows the hero, in disguise, to enter and wreak his rightful vengeance. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 96. Bleiler (1978), p. 86. Reginald 06336. Wright (II) 1025.

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        The Eustace Diamonds [True First Edition in Exceedingly Scarce Original Wrappers]

      New York: Harper Collins, 1872. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. An about Very Good copy of the first American edition -- also being the true first edition preceding the UK first edition, in the Publisher's EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS (spine cracked but mostly present, front wrapper modestly stained, binding askew, tide marks to the front wrapper and a few following pages, some pencil notes to each of the front and rear free endpapers, some pushing to some page corners); the third novel in Trollope's famed Palliser series which tells the tale of the adventuress Lizzy Greystock who Gerould describes as "the very beautiful, superficially clever and completely selfish daughter of an admiral who was no credit whatever to the British Navy". Lizzy Greystock beguiles the wealthy Sir Florian Eustace, traps him in marriage just prior to his death, and thereby comes into possession of a very expensive diamond necklace which she alleges to have been a gift to her from Sir Florian and which his family claims to be a non-tranferrable family heirloom. Published both in wrappers and in hardcover, this American edition is the true first edition, published in October, 1872. (The UK edition was not published until December of that year.) Copies in hardcover are seen reasonably often, but copies still in their original wrappers, as is this copy, are, as Smith states: "extremely scarce". We know of only one copy outside of a library or institution. An about Very Good copy of the TRUE FIRST EDITION of this major Trollope novel, PUBLISHED PRIOR TO THE UK FIRST, and an important book for the Trollope collector to have. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE.

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        Monuments of the Cavalli Family in the church of Santa Anastasia, Verona

      First edition. Wraps. Arundel society, London (1872) Herr Gnauth Good. No dust jacket as issued. large folio (510x645 cm) 6 p. 1 Chromolithography mounted on board Original printed wraps with tears repaired, rebacked, leaves very fragile, torns along the edges not affecting the text repaired, uncut margins, soiled. Very rare edition of this monograph by Ruskin still well preserved considering the size and fragility of the paper (acidity). Contains the chromolithograph (missing in the 2 copies of the Ruskin Library) mounted on board.

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        Winter in the Country. The Farmers Home.

      Charles Brothers, New York 1872 - Image Size : 425x605 (mm), 16.75x23.75 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 465x625 (mm), 18.25x24.625 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Good, a few tears along the upper margin skillfully repaired, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

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        A Handbook to the Birds of Egypt

      John Van Voorst, London 1872 - First edition bound in modern red half morocco over red cloth. Spine with 5 raised bands having gilt title and author name on black labels. Owner inscription on top corner of title page and binder's number on verso in red ink. 14 hand-coloured plates by Keulemans - all in very good /fine condition each with tissue guard. Very minor foxing to prelims and last page only. Excellent copy. Pp. viii, [2], 342 + plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        STERLING'S LITTLE SOUTHERN ORATOR for JUVENILE 1872

      J.W. Burke & Co., MACON 1872 - TITLE: STERLING'S LITTLE SOUTHERN ORATOR for JUVENILE 1872 AUTHOR: RICHARD STERLING, A.M. PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: J.W. Burke & Co. - Macon, GA 1872 EDITION: First Edition CATEGORY: Poetry, Super Rare ---NOT SIGNED--- BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket CONDITION: (All defects if any are formulated into pricing by ViewFair Books Books. If ViewFair Books miss any defects or highlights on any book/printings, our policy is to make immediate amends to any customer): The outside is in a used somewhat border line poor condition. There is some penciling throughout the first few pages. Penciling on the inside board is from 1888. Heavy penciling on the front and back of the front endpaper. No frontispiece is present. Writing on the title page. The title page is split near the center along the bottom up for about an inch or so. Book stops at page 142 which is torn away along the side edge that do effect the text for the first few words along the side margin. No back endpaper is present. Additional scribbling on the back inside board. Book appear to have been written in by a child. A few loose pages are present SIZE: 4 ½ x 6 (approximately) PAGES: 142 pages BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. J.W. Burke & Co. - Macon, GA 1872. Poor(minus)/None dust jacket condition as issued. STERLING'S LITTLE SOUTHERN ORATOR. A new collection of original and selected pieces, in POETRY, PROSE, AND DIALOGUE, for JUVENILE SPEAKERS. THERE ARE NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS BOOK FOUND FOR SALE ON THE INTERNET!!!!!! SUPER RARE!!!!! COMPETITIVE PRICING! InvCode 004014 ViewFair Books : E 1400 H 1800 V 1200 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London. A Pilgrimage

      London: Published. London. by Grant & Co. , 1872. Book measures 17 x 13 inches.[12]xii,191pages, 54 full pages plates, 126 illustrations within text. Bound in half calf, calf corners, cloth boards. Binding has been restored, spine repaired, hinge joints strengthened. Binding rubbed on edges, some abrasion wear. Generally a good clean firm binding. Internally, occasional spotting or finger mark. Pages and plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a good solid binding. . First Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        ALICES ADVENTURES in WONDERLAND, 1872 EDITION, LONDON MACMILLAN Publisher , ORIGINAL BURNS BINDING!, This Early Edition, of Lewis Carrolls Immortal Fantasia for Children, Was Published a Mere Six Years After the Books Original Publication in 1866

      London, Macmillan and Co, Burn & Co., Was Macmillan's Most Famous Binder, 1872. Victorian Vintage Treasure , VERY EARLY UK EDITION STILL IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH.HB NODJ ISSUED, 1872. 40th Thousand , Original Red Embossed Cloth with Gold Gilt illustration of Alice on Front in Cirle holding Pig with Bonnet on is Nice Bright, Light Creasing on Cover, Small Corner Dings, Spine Slightly DarKened, 714" x 514"inches, NF+/VG, AS-IS, NOJACKET, 192 pgs + AD for Works of Lewis Carroll,OriginaL Victorian Pictorial hard cloth.Gilt Edges of the pages in This copy VERY bright. . Little Alice Herself is as sweet as she Ever Was & Nonsense is Far More Charming than Most ! Comes with the more desirable black end pages with the Burn & Co bindery sticker.. Hard Cover.

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        WORKS OF ALFRED TENNYSON Poet Laureate

      London Strahan and Company, Publishers 1872 - 6 volumes. Imperial Library Edition. With a portrait frontispiece. Large 8vo, full pebble grained red morocco, with a blind-stamped frame on upper cover, and gilt lettering in 2 panels of spine within raised bands; gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. xi, 374; vi, 293; vi, 287; (i), 311; (i), 274; (i), 294 + "To The Queen". A very nice 19th century set with just a bit of wear and spotting on the prelims. Tennyson was made Poet Laureate in succession to Wordsworth in 1850. He was held in the highest regard by Victoria and Albert. All of his great works are included here, including the "Idylls" and the "Charge of the Light Brigade". A handsome publication produced during the poet’s lifetime. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life

      London: John Murray, 1872.. Sixth edition, twelfth thousand. 8vo. (iii)-xxi (i), 458 pp., bound without the half title. Contemporary brown half morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to one panel and decorated to the others, endpapers and all edges marbled, contemporary ownership inscription to the second free endpaper. Some spotting to the endpapers, a very attractive copy. Folding plate. Freeman, 392. The second issue of the sixth edition, published the same year and which had a new chapter (VII) and a glossary by W.S. Dallas.

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        PICTURESQUE AMERICA; OR, THE LAND WE LIVE IN

      New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. original publisher's leather, decorative gilt title on cover, title and volume gilt-stamped on spine, four raised bands on spine. small folio. original publisher's leather, decorative gilt title on cover, title and volume gilt-stamped on spine, four raised bands on spine. viii, 568; vi, 576 pages. 2 Volumes. Second edition (BAL 1, 1732). Preface by the editor. Table of contents and list of engravings in both volumes, which include the author of the text and the artist's name. Frontispiece and wood and steel engravings throughout. Organized by region, the editor states this work's purpose to "present full descriptions and elaborate pictorial delineations of the scenery characteristic of all the different parts of our country." Covers rubbed and scuffed. Bands on spine rubbed. Front inside hinges cracked. Foxing on front endpapers.of each volume.

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        The Poetical Works

      73 - London - Routledge 1872 - A really nice set of works by Bret Harte. Seven volumes bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards. Bret Harte (1836-1902), American novelist and poet. He wrote tales of pioneering life in gold rush towns in California, as well as more serious verse. When receiving the news that Dickens had died, Harte wrote a heartfelt tribute, Dickens in Camp, which appeared in the Overland Monthly, a magazine he had strong editorial involvement with. Although very popular in the 1870's and 1880's, Harte's popularity dwindled. Twain would comment thathis writing was insincere. Harte lived much of his later life in Europe and is buried in Surrey. The Fool of Five Forks and Wan Lee are bound together in one volume, as are Thankful Blossom and My Friend the Tramp. The Luck of Roaring Camp has an introduction and glossaryby Tom Hood. Condition: The bindings aretight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingbumping to the corners, rubbing, fadingandmarks to the leather andboards. The author title labels are present, but the volume titles are lacking. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright withthe occasionalbrown spotorhandling mark. The overallcondition of these volumesis very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie. Per Lewis Carroll. Tradotte Dall' Inglese Da T. Pietrocola-Rossetti. Con 42 Vignette Di Giovanni Tenniel

      [printed by R. Clay and E. Taylor for] Macmillan and Co., London 1872 - Woodcut frontispiece and woodcuts in the text. 8vo. [189 x 126 x 18 mm]. [5]ff, 189, [1] pp. Bound in the original bright red cloth, the covers with a gilt three line border and circular centrepieces of Alice and the pig on the front and the Cheshire cat on the rear, spine lettered in gilt, black endleaves, gilt edges. (Cloth on lower joint split at head, upper headcap frayed, corners slightly bumped, text a little loose in the binding). A few spots or very minor stains but a good copy of the first Italian edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The first German and French editions were published by Macmillan in 1869. Another edition in Italian was published in Turin by Ermanno Loescher in 1872. Neat ink inscription on front endleaf: "Mary from Saffo Jan. 1876" and pencil acquisition notes ("Hollings 9th Nov 1948" and "G.F. Sims 21st May 1968"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Zeitschrift des Deutschen und Oesterreichischen Alpenvereins. In zwanglos erscheinenden Heften.,

      Mchn/Wien/Sbg./Innsbruck., Lindauer u.a. 1872ff. - Red. v. Karl Haushofer. Bd. 3 (1872) - Bd. 5 (1874); Bd. 7 (1876) - Bd. 51 (1920). Zus. 48 Bde. 8° (ab 1895 in-4°). Mit zahlr. Illustr. in Holzschn., Karten u. Panoramen, 4 (dav. 1 doppelbl. gr.) chromolith. Taf., 5 gefalt. Panoramen in Chromolithographie. OLn.-Bde. m. prächtiger Gold- u. Silberpräg. (Bde. 3 u. 5 in Pbdn. d. Zt., Bd. 4 in Ln. d. Zt.). Der Zustand ist überwiegend sehr gut, lediglich Bd. 32 ist fleckig. Beinahe vollstände Folge. Es fehlen: In Bd. 4 (1873) 4 Karten in Bd. 5 (1874) Karte d. Dolomitalpen, Kte. d. centralen Oetzthalergruppe, Specialkarte d. Ostalpen Sect. 2 "Wildspitze"; - Bd. 9 (1878) Tafel: "Das Fluchthorn."; - Bde. 16-18 (1885-87) jeweils "Karte d. Berchtesgadener Alpen"; - Bd. 32 (1901) Übersichtskarte "Touristenwanderkarte Dolomiten, Bl. 2; - Bd. 51 (1920) Karte d. Brennergebietes. - Zahlreiche Einzelbände sind lagernd und können auf Wunsch angeboten werden. Gewicht in Gramm: 60000 Sonderangebot: Antiquariat Burgverlag bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 50% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 4800,00 EUR [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tortoises, Terrapins, and Turtles drawn from life. Text by John Edwards Gray.

      London, Sotheran, Baer & Co., 1872. Folio (365 x 280mm). pp. iv, 16, with 61 lithographed plates, all drawn on stone by Edward Lear after J.D.C. Sowerby. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spine with gilt lettering A very fine copy of the first complete edition of this exquisite and rare work on turtles and tortoises. Four men were responsible for this classic herpetological work, i.e. Thomas Bell as superintendent of the plates and intended author, James de Carle Sowerby as artist, John Edward Gray as writer of the text to the final publication of the plates, and Edward Lear as lithographer. 40 plates first appeared in Bell's 'Monograph Testudinata' (1832-42). This work was never finished due to the publisher's bankruptcy. The 40 plates together with 20 additional, previously unpublished, plates were re-issued in 1872 by Sowerby and Lear.//The plates were reproductions of paintings by James de Carle Sowerby, produced by the process of lithography by Edward Lear. Bell was the first person to attempt to write a comprehensive account of the tortoises, and went to great lengths to acquire living tortoises which Sowerby was to draw. The book is the most outstanding collection of tortoise illustrations ever produced. //The unsold parts of Bell's 'Monograph of the Testudinata', together with Sowerby's plates for the rest of the work were acquired by the publishers Sotheran, who wished to publish a new edition of the 8 parts, incorporating the remaining plates. As Bell had declined to write the text for the last plates, it was natural that Gray should have been asked to do it. In this way, a complete edition of the book Bell had started in 1832, was finally published 40 years later in 1872. It had a new 16 page introduction by Gray. //Edward Lear is best known today for his limerick verses, but he began life as a natural history draughtsman and lithographer and became one of the finest illustrators of birds of all time.//Nissen ZBI, 1701; Adler p. 35; Wood 1872.

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        Tetraophasis Obscurus (Verreaux's Monal-Partridge)

      New York 1872 - Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835-1915) was an American zoologist and a founding member of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the American Ornithologists’ Union. Elliot was a noted figure in the nineteenth century scientific community for his talent as an artist and his collection of ornithological specimens, thought to be the of the finest in private collection. Elliot traveled throughout Europe and Asia studying and collecting. Through his own financing, Elliot was able to produce numerous comprehensive color-plate books on birds and mammals, without having to concede size or quality. Considered the highest achievement of Elliot’s career, he published two volumes of “A Monograph of the Phasianidae” from 1870-1872. The monograph was issued in six parts and contains over 80 extraordinarily detailed and beautiful plates. The superb plates from Daniel Giraud Elliot’s “A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of Pheasants” display the outstanding attention to detail and skill of the author as well as the artists Joseph Wolf, Joseph Smith and John Gerrard Keulemans, whom worked with Elliot on many of the prints. This lithograph, Tetraophasis Obscurus, measures 23.5” x 18.5”, and is in excellent condition with a few light staining marks. Commonly called Monal or Chestnut-throated Partridges, these birds are expertly hand-colored with crimson eye-circles, red throats outlined in white. The feathers covering their bodies are are gray-brown and create intricate patterns with white accents. The partridges are illustrated among lush grasses and delicate flowers and their large size and coloring make them the focal point of this dynamic lithograph.

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        Flowers, A Poem

      1872. FIrst Thus. Full Morocco. Very Good . Wonderful illuminated manuscript version of Longfellow's poem, "Flowers", with wonderful calligraphy, ornamental letter devices and stunning floral decoration of every leaf, also graced by butterflies, fireflies, and a castle perched on a mountain. With eight leaves of stiff card, bound in a full green morocco with blindstamped gilt decoration, roughly-speaking in the Cambridge style. Binding is by Holloway of Brighton (England), with his stamp to foot of front pastedown. The spine has raised bands and six compartments. Endpapers with moire silk effect. Some light foxing of the title leaf and of the tissue guards. Rubbing to extremities and other minor wear to the thick, sturdy leather binding.

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        The Perlustration of Great Yarmouth, with Gorleston and Southtown

      George Nall, Great Yarmouth 1872 - Hardback, full leather. aeg. The 3 volume work bound into two volumes. ix, 403pp; (iv) 442pp; (iv), 406pp. xxxiv. Volume 1 lacks the colour plate of the church mural decorations. Some wear and rubbing to bindings. Some water staining and foxing to some of the plates. Thomas Lettis' (the Yarmouth surgeon) name on the front blank of each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter Signed By U.S. President CALVIN COOLIDGE

      - COOLIDGE, CALVIN. (1872-1933). Thirtieth president of the United States. TLS. ("Calvin Coolidge"). 1p. 4to. Northampton, November 28, 1932. On his imprinted stationery to the editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, GEORGE H. LORIMER (1867-1937). "I suppose you expect to continue your publication under the handicap that the country has placed on us. If you think of anything I could do to help, I should be glad if you let me know. It seems quite a long time since I saw you. When I have been in touch with your office, I think you have been on vacation, but fortunately that gives me a chance to have a very pleasant acquaintance with Mr. Costain, if I recall the name correctly." Under Lorimer, The Saturday Evening Post became an immensely successful and influential magazine, known for featuring the work of leading contemporary writers and thinkers. Initially progressive, with Lorimer's drift to the right it later "became an active --if unofficial -- organ of the Republican party. Lorimer knew many presidents personally, and nearly every president during his editorship contributed to the Post" (DAB), including Coolidge. After leaving office in March 1929, Coolidge remained deeply interested in current affairs, and briefly wrote a syndicated column (the only president to do so), Thinking Things Over with Calvin Coolidge, which appeared in nearly two hundred newspapers. Canadian-born writer Thomas Costain (1885-1965), was an editor at The Post from 1920-34. Later, he turned to writing historical novels, the best known of which are The Black Rose and The Silver Chalice. Boldly signed, just two months before Coolidge's death. In very fine condition. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be necessary. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Storia della città di Roma nel Medio Evo Dal secolo V al XVI

      Venezia: Giuseppe Antonelli, 1872. broch. Pagine con bruniture e lievi fioriture. Alcuni dorsi con mancanze. Prezzo riportato a penna sulle copertine dei volumi II e III. (Some light yellowing and browning. Minor damage to spines. Volumes II and VII have loose bindings)/Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Prima traduzione italiana sulla seconda edizione tedesca dell'Avv. Renato Manzato. Libro primo. Dall'incominciamento del secolo quinto alla caduta dell'Impero Occidentale nell'anno 476 - Libro secondo. Dall'incominciamento del regno di Odoacre alla erezione dell'Esarcato di Ravenna nell'anno 568 - Libro terzo. Dal principio del Governo degli Esarchi all'incominciamento del secolo ottavo - Libro quarto. Dal pontificato di Gregorio II nell'anno 715 alla incoronazione di Carlo Imperatore nell'anno 800 - Libro quinto. La città di Roma durante l'età dei Carolingi, fino all'anno 900 - Libro sesto. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimo - Libro settimo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo undecimo - Libro ottavo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo duodecimo - Libro nono. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoterzo, dal reggimento di Innocenzo III all'anno 1260 - Libro decimo. Storia della città di Roma dall'anno 1260 al 1305 - Libro undecimo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoquarto, dall'anno 1305 al 1354 - Libro duodecimo. Storia della città di Roma dall'anno 1355 al 1420 - Libro decimoterzo. Storia della città di Roma nel secolo decimoquinto - Libro decimoquarto. Storia della città di Roma nei primi trent'anni del secolo decimosesto. Opera pubblicata dal 1872 al 1876 Nuova collezione di opere storiche

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        Report of the Committee Appointed by The Lords Commissioners of Admiralty t o Examine the Designs upon which Ships of War have Recently been Constructe d. disbound.

      HMSO, 1872, - (Royal Navy - Admiralty - Warship Construction). Report of the Committee Appointed by The Lords Commissioners of Admiralty to Examine the Designs upon which Ships of War have Recently been Constructed, with Analysis of Evidence. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty 1872. L: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1872. Pp 363, XXXVI leaves plates (some folding). 4to, disbound. An examination of the chief classes of warship of the Victorian Royal Navy through an analysis of representative vessels then in commission (Monarch, Invincible, Devastation, Cyclops, Glatton, Inconstant), with the aim of determining whether, "with reference to the present state of the science of Naval Architecture and the requirements of Naval warfare the principles which should regulate the form and type of war ships to be built for the service of this country are fully satisfied by these designs, with the improvements recommended in them, or whether any future modifications are desirable." A remarkably detailed look at the debates concerning warship design in the crucial decades after the introduction of HMS Warrior. Disbound, inkstamps to first and last leaves, else vg. 1,000.00

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Breslau, 21. Oktober 1872.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. Leicht gebräunt.. An einen Kollegen, dem er das zweite Heft der von ihm herausgegebenen &quote;Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen&quote; schickt, das auch seine Untersuchungen über Bakterien enthält: &quote;Darf ich die Bitte aussprechen, eine Besprechung in Ihrer mediz. Zeitschrift zu veranlassen, damit den Medizinern, die in einer botanischen Schrift dergleichen schwerlich suchen, wenigstens die Existenz meiner Abhandlung bekannt werde?&quote;. - Cohns Arbeiten trugen entscheidend zu Robert Kochs 1876 erfolgten Entdeckung des Milzbranderregers bei.

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        La Suisse. Collection de vues pittoresques avec texte historico-topographique. Traduit par J. H. Thévenot.

      Langé, Darmstadt, 1872. - 185 X 250 mm. 3 tomes reliés demi-chagrin rouge à petits coins, dos à nerfs, titre dans un cadre ornemental poussé à chaud sur les plats, tr. dorées (reliure d'éditeur). 344 - 303 et 424 pp. de texte dans un cadre typographique. Illustré de 195 gravure hors texte sur acier d'après Rhobok. Reliure décorative malgré le dos légèrement pâli. Rousseurs, particulièrement sur les gravures. Les pages de titre des tomes 1 et 2 sont interverties. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS- A COLLECTION OF 16 OF THE MAJOR TITLES IN A FINE BINDING.

      London. Chapman and Hall. -1873 1872 - 16 volumes, tall octavo 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN A PRETTY PERIOD LIGHT CALF GILT with contrasting red and green leather lettering labels and GILT SHAMROCKS in gilt compartments. marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated throughout with plates by Phiz, Browne et al. Good condition. Titles- Barrington, Bramleighs, Charles O'Malley, Harry Lorrequer, The Dalton's, Davenport Dunn, The Dodd Family, Jack Hinton, Knight of Gwynne, Lord Kilgobbin, Luttrell of Arran, The Martins, O'Donoghue, Roland Cashiel, Tom Burke, Con Cregan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST OF THE LEADING STYLES OF TOILET SOAPS AND PERFUMERY MANUFACTURED BY COLGATE & COMPANY.

      New York. . 1872 - [33] chromolithograph leaves. Lacking titlepage. Folio. Original black publisher's cloth. Covers lightly mildewed. Titlepage has been excised. Some light scattered foxing and mildewing; occasional offsetting. Verso of first leaf pasted with contemporary newspaper clippings. Images still quite bright and lovely. Good. "Some of the most elaborate chromolithographic works were trade catalogues. The high cost of producing such material, often in full-scale books, illustrates the degree to which consumer product makers were willing to spend on advertising even in the 19th century. This handsome Colgate catalogue contains thirty- four full- page chromolithographs in glowing color by the lithographers, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann of New York, advertising vrious toiletry articles and soaps. Such catalogues were aimed mainly at the buyers for dry goods and department stores rather than the final consumer" - Reese. Not in OCLC. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER, 98.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Munich, 15. III. 1872. - 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. Sending a watercolor to one painter named Volz and asking him to offer it to an art lover.

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        Roughing It. By Mark Twain . . . Fully Illustrated by Eminent Artists.

      Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1872. - Clemens' rambling reminiscences of his journey by overland stage from Missouri to Nevada and California and his later travels in the Hawaiian Islands, where he lived for seven years. 8vo, original gilt-pictorial black cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Double frontis, six plates and illustrations in the text. BAL 3337, state A; Zamorano Eighty, 18. Edges a little worn, with some minor repairs; boards showing at the corners; very good copy. Copies with the edges gilt, which are noted in BAL, are uncommon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Works, with memoirs of his life, to which is prefixed a view of the commencement and progress of romance by John Moore, a new edition, edited by James P. Browne

      Bickers and Son and H. Sotheran and Co., 1872. with portrait frontispiece, 8 volumes, Complete, 8vo. Victorian half red morocco gilt, spines with gilt panels between raised bands, lettered in gilt with date in gilt at foot of spines, red cloth sides with giltn lines, top edges gilt, pinkish endpapers A few marks on covers but generally a handsome leather bound set in half red morocco, bindings firm and sound, leaves at beginning and end somewhat foxed but text clean.

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        Injuries Of Nerves and Their Consequences

      Lippincott, Philadelphia 1872 - Tight copy though both hinges are starting, small number label to spine but no evidence of any library affiliation or markings, general shelfwear and light soil to boards, soiling and rubbing to spine, slight toning to page edges, text clean and unmarked. Seminal book on the subject. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Geology, or the modern changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, considered as illustrative of Geology: 11th Ed., 2 Vols.;

      London John Murray 1872 - HARDBACK, half-calf with marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering on spines, frontispieces, pages: xx, 671; xviii, [i], 652, all edges speckled, plates: iv; v-vii, woodcuts 75; 76-164, 134mm x 210mm (5.25" x 8.25"), inscribed by Lyell "from the author" on half-titles, heads, tail and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, spines, hinges and fore-edges a little rubbed, former owner's bookplates on front end-papers and name stamps on some pages, some light spots to end-papers, top corner of first 29 pages in vol. 2 slightly creased, plate i a little darkened and chipped on fore-edge (not affecting illus.), otherwise a very fine, clean and bright set. 2.3 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage. Brief Bibliography of Lyell - Baldwin no. 11.

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        Document Signed

      Washington, D.C. 1872 - ("U. S. Grant") 1 page, Washington, D.C. September 28, 1872. 11 1/4" x 9" tipped on left to album leaf. A warrant for the pardon of Louis Zellner for an unspecified crime. Fine, fresh. Grant (1822-85), Ohio-born Civil War general; 18th U.S. President (1869-77) noted for the campaign victories at Vicksburg (July, 1863) and at Richmond (March 1865); conferred general of the armies (1865-67) and secretary of war after Stanton until the Senate restored Stanton; administration noted for corrupt officials and the Credit Mobilier scandal; spent final year sin poverty only to be restored by the success of his "Personal Memoirs." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LETTRE AUTOGRAPHE signée "Cte de Gobineau", localisée et datée "Stockholm 5 sept 1872".

      - Quatre pages sur un feuillet double (135 X 210). LES RECHERCHES DU COMTE DE GOBINEAU POUR ETABLIR L'ARBRE GENEALOGIQUE DE SA FAMILLE. LETTRE très intéressante, probablement adressée au curé de Beauvais, ville où le comte de Gobineau avait espéré le rencontrer et parler avec lui des questions archéologiques qui les passionnent l'un et l'autre : "[.] Mais je ne vous ai plus revu et je suis contraint de commencer tout droit la correspondance à laquelle vous m'avez autorisé et pour laquelle la lecture des deux excellents ouvrages que je vous dois et qui sont pleins d'érudition et de véritables découvertes, me donne, s'il est possible, encore plus de goût." Il a besoin de l'aide de son correspondant et lui demande s'il pourrait, en attendant, lui obtenir de l'abbé de Cordes le prêt de l'ouvrage qui fait l'historique du nom de Gournay ? Le comte de Gobineau possède lui-même des documents sur ce nom, et c'est à ce sujet qu'il aurait besoin des lumières de son correspondant : "[.] avant et après les conquêtes [.] la famille de ces feudataires du Bray se trouvant alliée aux Coucys et aux Dammartin avait des fiefs dans le nord du Beauvaisis et il n'y a rien là que de naturel. Ceux de ces fiefs que je retrouve avant la dépossession du domaine normand par Philippe Auguste (1202, prise de Gournay) se bornent aux conquêtes et à Bôves dans l'amiénois. Postérieures à 1202 jusque vers 1434, je vois Corneille, canton de Crèvecoeur, Quincampoix, Montigny, le Plesnier, Ravenel, Coivrel, Neufry, Gournay-sur-Aronde, Assy, mis en rapports plus ou moins directs avec la famille par des branches restées en France, après que la souche principale eût été transportée en Angleterre. De là cette souche se ramifiant, produisit Thomas de Gournay, un des meurtriers d'Edouard III et le fils de celui-ci Mathieu, [.]". Le comte de Gobineau poursuit la liste des Gournay jusqu'en "[.] 1440 ( ?) Gauvain de Gournay ; en 1454 Gobinot de Gournay, en 149. Gobinot de Gournay, mêmes armes que nous, puis en Guyenne, mêlés avec nous, des Gournays dans les paroisses de l'Entre-deux-Mers bordelais où nous avons habité. Voici les grands traits de l'histoire à laquelle je souhaite de vous intéresser. [.]". Après d'autres indications il précise que le nom de Gobineau n'a pris cette forme que depuis le XVIème siècle : "[.] avant c'est Gobinot, Gonvineau, Gonvigneau, etc." ; il quitte son correspondant en s'excusant de cette "longue lettre". PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY;

      Author, Electrotyped By Smith and McDougal 1872 [1871] - POETRY; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, 7-384, 1-120-1-14 pages; LEAVES OF GRASS; PASSAGE TO INDIA 1872 [1870]; AFTER ALL NOT TO CREATE ONLY [ September 1871]; bound in one volume. Rebound with original blanks. Contents with interior binding cracks and occasional pencil notations light aging. Humidity stain visible on extreme text block fore-edge not visible when book is opened. BAL 21407; BAL 21407; Shay, p.23. Early and first editions. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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